The Word of God becomes more effective and easier to receive when the heart is right. The ground or center of the heart needs to be a heart of flesh and pure in motive in order to truly be able to not only receive the Word but to then practice it in our daily lives.
The Word has taken root and produced fruit in particular areas in my life while in other areas I know that God is still working on. One of the most recent examples I can testify about of how the Word has taken root and produced fruit that may abound is when I began to practice Matthew 6:33 which states “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
As the Lord pulled my heart to seek Him, I grew more and more hungry to be pure, be a keeper of my own heart, and not be self-deceived. After a certain time of consecration with the Lord, I received a phone call for a job interview in which was exactly the kind of job I had asked God for according to His will.
After being unemployed for about five months I had finally gotten hired. I realized that it was not by might, nor by power, but by His Spirit. The Lord does not want us to try to solve the problems on our own. The Lord wants us to seek Him and He will take care of all the rest. He is the owner of the silver and gold. No matter what may happen in this world, the great news is God never changes. We can stand on Him for He is our Rock and Redeemer.